Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) is the sole local provider of blood for patients at 41 area hospitals in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas and southeast Kansas. Sick and injured hospital patients depend on CBCO donors to provide the lifesaving blood they need.

Supplies of all blood types are at normal levels

CBCO strives for area blood reserves to be at around a three-day supply for all blood types.  At the time of this release, the blood center has at least a three-day supply of all types.  Since it takes around 200 donations per day to meet area needs, the public is urged to continue to help by donating at a CBCO blood drive or donor center near them.

Participants in this drive will receive a summer t-shirt.

When you give at this event, you’ll get a cool heather gray t-shirt with a patriotic summer message.  These shirts are available at all CBCO blood drives through July 31.

You can help by giving blood at this upcoming blood drive:

El Dorado Springs

1:30 to  6 p.m.

Thursday, July 19

Church of Christ


2 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18

VFW Hall #5525

808 W. Hwy 32


2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Monday, July 16

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

1433 S. Street

Each donation will be awarded LifePoints as a part of CBCO’s donor rewards program.  LifePoints may be redeemed online for a variety of gift cards, or points may be assigned to other meaningful causes or charities.  More information on the LifePoints donor rewards program may be found at

To be eligible to give blood, you must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health, and present a valid photo ID.  For more information about sharing your good health with others, please visit our website at, or call toll-free 1-800-280-5337. Thank you for giving life to your community.